Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will serve as Grand Marshall and will be on hand to give drivers their starting orders on July 14, 2015 as Rally North America visits East Tennessee.
The event will be staging 80 cars from 31 states and three Provinces of Canada on the streets of Knoxville for a 3-day, 1200 mile, scavenger hunt which will conclude later in Savannah, GA. Secret check points are selected many months in advance that each team must navigate to in order compete in the event.
The automotive scavenger hunt is being held to raise funds for Hope For The Warriors. Since the organization’s inception in 2009 to date Rally North America has raised over $450,000 for chosen charities.
The mission of Hope for the Warriors is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for service members and military families.
The race begins at Clinch Ave. bridge in Knoxville on Tuesday July 14, 2015 at 7:30 AM.